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National Voters Poll: No Higher Gas Tax!

tax Here is more evidence that Senate Republicans' “openness” to a higher gas tax is a betrayal of voters. As I have written about, Senate Republicans, having been handed a historical victory, are publicly expressing openness to raising taxes. Specifically, they want to raise the gas tax. Our one unexpected gift of prosperity and the politicians we put in office believe we must be punished for it. And, for the record, voters want nothing to do with it. As the Daily Caller reports, “Poll: Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obama Mulls Replacing Gas Tax With Hefty Mileage Tax

mileage One reason gas prices are so high is that the Feds impose a tax of 18.4 cents per gallon on gas. It’s 24.4 cents per gallon of diesel. We’ve had federal gas taxes since the 50’s to pay for highways and bridges, but since 1983, they started diverting about 20% of gas taxes to go to a Mass Transit Account that is supposed to pay for public transportation like buses and railways. So, those of us who don’t use mass transit are paying for those that do in the form of gas taxes. That’s socialism Read more [...] Continue reading →